Kid, you’re pretty damn ignorant about the whole Iraq war. You think that some unwashed hippies at a stupid rally (note: libs have this time to kill because they don’t have jobs) is the best reason to have not ousted Saddam Hussein and stop his reign of terror…..? –Posted by Anonymous to Courting Destiny at 12/2/2004 11:40:33 PM
I’m trying to understand this. “Unwashed hippies,” I thought those days were over 30 years ago. Now almost all women and some men get manicures before going to a rally. We wear designer jeans and place our cells and in the pockets. We leave the credit cards at home, bring some cash and ID.
As the rallies are usually on weekends or after five we can go without missing work.
Oh I hadn’t seen something like this reply in so long I kind of think that’s a put on as in satire. Remember Ed Anger in The Weekly World News? On Monday morning break when I was a litigation support project manager somebody would read the column out loud. Spewing venom against hippies and such, Ed Anger was a great laugh.
Years before that I had a summer job checking newspaper ad’s for accuracy. We checked all major papers on the East Coast except for The Times. The Manchester Union Leader, Manchester NH was my favorite as the headlines would read, sometimes in 16 or 18 inch bold: Hippies Go Home or Dirty Long Haired Hippie spotted near library and chased out of town. I always looked forward to getting that paper.
Yes I said that when I was a shy awkward kid working against Viet Nam was a great way for me to meet people. I didn’t have to be a cheerleader or whatever. But I was in high school then college. I worked during the summers. I’m not giving myself the hard life of the century award. I had it easy.
But when Nixon was running for reelection I was in college, working full time and having a difficult marriage. I still put in 20 hours a week at least toward his ouster. I felt it to be my moral duty to work against him and his policies. I believe that my cohorts and I were prove right not to much later. Here’s the rest of that response:
“First off, I have talked with several of our brave troops from Iraq, and they tell a totally different story than what CNN or CBS says. Try actually talking to a soldier before you try to understand what is going on over there. Secondly, you’re going to have a LOT of bitching to do because this is just a part of the War on Terror. Ya still got Iran, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Lebanon, and possibly Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to go, not to mention going further with dismantling their financial network, trying to win the information battle with such anti-American news outlets as Al-Jazeera, and protecting our homeland. Or was 9/11, as Kerry put it… just a “nuisance”. –Posted by Anonymous to Courting Destiny at 12/2/2004
I won’t dignify the “just a ‘nuisance’” remark. Nobody who lived through 9/11 thought that way. It was the single worst thing that happened to me in my life, except for breaking a nail or my hair needing a trim.
So we’re going to go to war against five more countries or possibly seven? And who are we going to ally ourselves with? Or can we win this on our own with an all volunteer army?
Because every parent I know will make sure that their child leaves the country if a draft is reinstated for this.
“Homeland” always sounds like a German referring to the Third Reich to me. I’ve never understood why we use that term when it’s so Nazi like.
History has prove that it’s impossible to win a guerrilla war; and since we’ll have no allies–oh yes, there’s always Poland–we’ll be depleting our most precious of all resources (our people) for an unwinnable war. Does anybody really want to die or have their child die for this?